The range of work included is much wider than I was anticipating. While there are many items of domestic ware, there are many sculptural pieces including human and animal forms. Colours obtained also are wider ranging than I was expecting and in some cases brighter than I thought possible. Significant books on wood-firing are few and far between as can be seen from the length of the bibliography included. This is a certainly a significant addition and a credit to both author and publisher. - Roger Bell, NPA Newsletter
About the Author
Born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1965, Amedeo Salamoni is a ceramic artist living in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. After obtaining a MA from Kean University in Union, New Jersey, he continued his education at the University of Delaware, where he earned his MFA in Ceramics-Sculpture. Amedeo first began wood-firing in 1990 and has built and fired many kilns throughout his career. Currently, he teaches ceramics and sculpture and directs the galleries at George School in Newtown, Pennsylvania. Through writing this book, he hopes to share his passion for wood-firing and to expand the connections among artists who choose this labor intensive and sometimes unpredictable process.